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Kaia Gerber’s party dress is a stunning tribute to Cindy Crawford

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Kaia Gerber paid homage to her supermodel mum Cindy Crawford in the most fashion-y way possible at her 18th birthday party to kick off New York Fashion Week.

A bondage-inspired leather mini-dress may not immediately scream “this is for you, mum” but then, Kaia Gerber is no ordinary 18-year-old. The fledgling supermodel celebrated her milestone birthday wearing a bespoke Versace outfit inspired by a look her mother, Cindy Crawford, famously wore to the VMAs back in 1992.

Gerber kicked off New York Fashion Week with a star-studded 18th birthday party at the Paradise Club in Times Square on Friday night, thrown for her by older brother Presley. Kendall Jenner, Leonardo Di Caprio, Alexander Wang, Brooklyn Beckham, Lourdes Leon and of course, mum and dad Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, were among the well-wishers. 

The birthday girl wasn’t the only one flying the fashion flag for Versace. Doutzen Kroes, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell turned out in eye-catching designs from the legendary fashion house, with 23-year-old Jenner standing out in a bold ‘90s-look Versace Barocco print silk dress finished with pink lace.

Crawford opted for a fierce gold jumpsuit and covered her famous long wavy hairstyle with a dazzling beaded headdress. There was really only room for one huge blowdry at the event and it belonged to her daughter, whose voluminous bob echoed the style her mother made her own at the peak of her runway fame.

Inside the burlesque-themed bash, Gerber was entertained by New York nightlife legends Susanne Bartsch and Amanda Lepore, who sung a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday.

Gerber, who officially turned 18 on the 3rd September, thanked everyone “who kiki’d with us last night” in an Instagram post showing her on stage with Lepore. She previously said that landing her British Vogue cover was the “best birthday present”.

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